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Associated Press Mocks Gays In US Military

THE Associated Press headline sent out over the newswires informs readers: “Appeals court tosses gays in military lawsuit.”

Is mocking homosexuals who serve their nation fit and proper for the AP?

Posted: 30th, September 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Bahrain Election Photo Provides The Greatest Associated Press Caption Ever

IT’S election time in Bahrain, friend to the UK, haven of human rights, home to the US’s Navy’s Fifth Fleet and venue of a failed Iran-approved Arab spring. The elections do not feature Bahrain’s main opposition party, the Wefaq, which boycotted the elections held to fill 18 parliamentary seats its members vacated after the protests and the Government’s crack down. (The country only has a 40-member Parliament.)

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Posted: 24th, September 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment

Associated Press Threatens To Sue Associated Press

HOW the media works: No.3241b. In the US, the Associated Press has called in the lawyers on a country radio station in Tennessee, WTNQ-FM. an,  er, affiliate of AP.

It must stop posting videos from the AP’s Youtube channel on its website.

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Posted: 9th, April 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)

President-elect Barack Obama’s Ticking Time bomb

THE Associated Press does science and global warming. And:

They say the report, which was published on Monday, contained sweeping scientific errors and was a one-sided portrayal of a complicated issue.

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Posted: 17th, December 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Byline Strike At The AP

A BYLINE. They get a byline? Get a wesbite, already:

Journalists and photographers at the US news agency the Associated Press (AP) are withholding their bylines to protest management’s stance in contract talks, their union said.

“Staffers recognize the tough times, but they also understand that quality journalism at AP means attracting and retaining the best employees,” Tony Winton, president of the News Media Guild, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Guild said AP reporters and photographers were withholding bylines and personal equipment “in protest over the news agency’s proposals that would threaten job security, dramatically raise medical costs, and freeze wages.”

“They’re making it clear that AP’s future success means respecting its workers, not imposing huge medical costs and regressing on industry-standard job security terms,” Winton said.

In a statement, the AP said its “proposals to the Guild are rooted in the desire to assure that we can maintain the maximum number of quality journalism jobs, and that these positions are compensated fairly and in accordance with the realities of today’s economic challenges.

“We’re hopeful that we’ll reach agreement on these critical issues.”

A CRAP one


Posted: 16th, December 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment

Associated Press Photoshops Dead US Soldiers

THE Associated Press photoshops dead US soldiers:

The Kicker reports that “the Associated Press retracted two government-issued photographs last night after a photographer in Texas alerted the agency that the photos in question appeared to be doctored.” The photos depicted two U.S. soldiers, Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley R. Durbin, who both died in Iraq on September 14. Between the two photos, only the name, rank, and face of each soldier changes:


Spot the differnce…

Posted: 21st, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)

Tabloid Bingo With Hurricane Ike: Associated Press Adds Up The Dead

HURRICANE Ike is upon us. Reports are that many are dead. How many? Many. Many!! As the Associated Press confirms:

Four deaths were blamed on the storm: Two in Louisiana, and five in Texas.

How bad is it? How bad do you want it to be…?

Posted: 14th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (5)